Provides students with a comprehensive and clear overview.
Gives students the most current coverage of this quickly growing computing area.
Allows students to apply the concepts learned in discussion.
Keeps students updated on this trend in commercial applications.
This inter-disciplinary comprehensive text shows how to manage spatial data in GIS, CAD, and multimedia systems and their application domains. This book helps readers master various stages of traditional spatial database design and implementation, introducing conceptual models (e.g. pictogram-enhanced ERD), explaining query languages (e.g. OGIS, SQL3), and finally describing efficient implementations using query optimization algorithms as well as spatial storage and indexing methods (e.g. R-trees). For students or professionals, this book balances cutting-edge research and practice to provide many firsts.
1. Introduction to Spatial Databases.
2. Spatial Concepts and Data Models.
3. Spatial Query Language.
4. Spatial Storage and Indexing.
5. Query Processing and Optimization.
6. Spatial Networks.
7. Introduction to Spatial Data Mining.
8. Trends in Spatial Databases.